Lindsay Lohan Goes Grindhouse in the Teaser Trailer for The Canyons
10.09.12 by Ryan
A noir tale about contemporary L.A. where Lohan doesn't hit anybody with her car. We think.
Publicly, Lindsay Lohan can't seem to go a day without making headlines on TMZ, but, professionally, the troubled actress is finally getting consistent work — the Lifetime movie Liz & Dick airs next month, and photos of Lohan and co-star Charlie Sheen appeared online for the upcoming Scary Movie 5. Now there's also the indie thriller The Canyons, which has debuted its first teaser trailer which is edited in a 1970s Grindhouse style.
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Written by American Psycho novelist Bret Easton Ellis, the movie adds Lohan and porn star James Deen as the leads under the direction of Paul Schrader, screenwriter of Taxi Driver and the writer-director of movies like American Gigolo and Affliction. Exact plot details aren't readily available. The Canyons' Facebook page reveals that the movie is "about the dangers of sexual obsession and ambition, both personally and professionally, among a group of young people in their 20's and how one chance meeting connected to the past unravels all of their lives, resulting in deceit, paranoia, cruel mind games and ultimately violence." Sure! Why not?
Lohan isn't a stranger to retro, Grindhouse-style movies, appearing in 2010's Machete, but don't be fooled, The Canyons isn't a similar kind of project. According to the movie's Facebook page the first of three teasers edited for a particular genre (50s melodrama and 30s comedy are next). Of course, we're still wondering what exactly The Canyons will be in actuality, and, while the presence of Deen and Lohan certainly give the project a certain curiosity, the work of Schrader and Easton Ellis should surpass any low expectations.
The Canyons is currently without a release date. Director Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting) co-stars.